Product liability law involves liability of a manufacturer, wholesaler, or retailer of a dangerous or defective product. Product liability lawsuits may arise from any type of product, including food, drugs, toys, household appliances, seat belts, automobiles, tobacco, and so on.
When discussing product liability or defective products, a distinction is often made between a design defect and a manufacturing defect.
A design defect involves a product that is unreasonably dangerous in its design. A common example of a design defect is a sport utility vehicle that rolls over if a turn is taken at a reasonable speed.
A manufacturing defect involves a product that does not conform to the manufacturer’s original design. An example of a manufacturing defect would be child’s toy with a dangerously sharp edge where the manufacturing plans called for a smooth edge.
A manufacturer can be found liable for both a design defect and a manufacturing defect. A successful product liability claim will prove that the benefits of a particular product were not worth the dangers the product presented. Types of defective products include:
- Child Restraints
- Dangerous Toys Causing Injury
- Defective Contraceptive
- Defective Hernia Patch
- Defective Seat Belt Lawsuits
- Defective St. Jude Leads Lawsuits
- Defective Tires
- Defective Vehicles
- Gadolinium and NSF / NFD
- Guidant Defibrillators
- Zimmer Durom Cup Hip Implant
- Yamaha Rhino ATV Recall
- Bard Avaulta Mesh
- Medtronics Sprint Fidelis Recall
- ASR Hip Replacement Recall
If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of defective product,contact an experienced products liability attorney in your area to evaluate your claim.